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Published April 7, 2010


This is episode 213 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:

Episode 213:
iPad Mania, What's Wrong With the iPad?, Software Discovery is Broken, Microsoft vs. Google Chrome, and more...

What's new in Episode 213

Today's Guests:
Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank
Dan Goodin, Reporter, The Register
Rob Enderle, President, The Enderle Group

The Topics:
iPad Arrives to Lines, Good Reviews

Walt Mossberg and others have greeted Apple's iPad tablet with glowing reviews, and large crowds of people have stood in line to buy the first units. Is this thing overhyped? Should people wait for the next version?

What's Wrong With the iPad?

The iPad isn't all roses and sunshine. There are some bugs, strange effects, missing features and annoyances. No Flash or USB ports are just the beginning. We already knew those were missing. So, what's really wrong with the iPad?

Software Discovery is Broken

Software discovery is broken, I wrote in a recent column. A combination of SEO (search engine optimization) tricks, product duplication, fake companies, and bogus product reviews have muddied the water for software. It's too hard to find top apps.

Microsoft vs. Google Chrome

Microsoft has publicly attacked Google Chrome, accusing its arch web rival of compromising user privacy with the browser's data-gathering address bar. In a video on Microsoft's TechNet site, Internet Explorer product manager Pete LePage uses a traffic logger to show Chrome sending data back to Google as he types a url.

Warrantless Wiretapping Gets The Kibosh

The last of the US warrantless wiretapping cases has come to an abrupt finish. Judge Vaughn Walker hearing the case formerly known as Al-Haramain vs Bush has ruled for the plaintiffs and against the US government on a motion for summary judgment, essentially finding that reckless eavesdropping is unacceptable.

Topic links:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20001716-260.html?tag=newsLatestHeadlinesArea.0
http://thenextweb.com/apple/2010/04/06/10-suck-ipad/
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2361989,00.asp
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/01/microsoft_on_chrome_privacy/
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/02/warantless_wiretapping_defeat/


Run time 29:45
Producer pcmag
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

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John C. Dvorak

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